Adoration (worship, thanksgiving, praise to God in speech and song)
1 Corinthians 14:14-15 NKJV - For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.
Present yourself to God: Mark 12:30
Think of a fresh reason today to thank Him: Psalm 100:4
Present your body in worship: Romans 12:1; Psalm 63:3-4; Psalm 47:1; Psalm 150
Sing to God: Psalm 96:1-2; Colossians 3:16
Ask for the Spirit of God to assist your praise: Jude 20
Hebrews 13:15-16 NKJV - Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Confession (personalize or utilize example provided as a pattern)
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all
goodness, and by the power of Your Holy Spirit keep us in
eternal life. Amen.
(modified from the order of The Book of Common Prayer provided by The Mission of St. Clare)
Present your heart to God: Proverbs 4:23
Ask God to search your heart for sin (then receive forgiveness and cleansing), for selfishness (then receive holiness/desire to serve), for stress (then receive peace and power), for sickness (then receive healing and strength): Psalm 139:23-24
Remember the danger of self-deception, and pray for truth: Jeremiah 17:9-10; 1 John 1:6-10
Set a guard on your mouth and heart: Psalm 19:14; Psalm 49:3
Ask God to help keep His purposes and goals in view: Psalm 90:12; Philippians 3:13-14
1 John 1:8-9 NET - If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.
Truth (praying the Scriptures)
Proverbs 21:24 NET - A proud and arrogant person, whose name is “Scoffer,” acts with overbearing pride.
Pray for God reveal any areas of personal pride, arrogance, or scoffing so you can repent and make things right. Confess those areas of which you are aware and plan any apologies or restitution.
Psalm 1:1-2 NET - How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers! 2 Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord’s commands; he meditates on his commands day and night.
Present your day to God: Psalm 37:5
Present the day’s details to God, choose the fear of the LORD, commit your works to God: Psalm 37:4-5; Deuteronomy 33:25; Proverbs 16:3
Confess your dependence on God: Proverbs 3:5-7; Psalm 131:1-3
Request specific direction for your actions and decisions: Psalm 25:4-5; Isaiah 30:21
Choose to obey God’s explicit instructions in Scripture by choosing to do His will: Matthew 6:11; Matthew 7:7-8
Supplication (making requests of God)
Pray for grace-empowered fairness, kindness, mercy, and humility of character, speech, and behavior.
Micah 6:8 NASB - He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS:
THOSE IN MY MINISTRY TEAM, SMALL GROUP, OR CIRCLE OF FELLOWSHIP (by name):
OTHER SPECIFIC FAMILIES OR INDIVIDUALS (ask God to bring someone to mind):
OTHER MINISTERS OR MISSIONARIES (ask God to bring some - or some country - to mind):
EMPLOYER AND MANAGERS:
CO-WORKERS OR CLASSMATES:
CLIENTS OR EMPLOYEES:
TEACHERS OR PROFESSORS:
THOSE I INFLUENCE
CLOSEST FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES:
THOSE WHO NEED GOD: PRAY FOR AT LEAST 7 PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO NEED TO KNOW GOD IN A SAVING WAY:
PRAY for God to awaken them spiritually and to draw them by His Spirit into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
John 6:44 - “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them…”
PRAY for God to bind and remove every spirit that blinds their minds.
2 Corinthians 4:4 - The ‘god of this age’ (devil) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
PRAY for God to move upon them with His Holy Spirit of adoption so they would truly and fully become His children.
Romans 8:15 - The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
PRAY that God would place other Christian witnesses in their path to enter into positive relationship with them.
Matthew 9:37-38 - Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
PRAY for God to pour out His Spirit of heavenly wisdom and revelation on them so they may know God more.
Ephesians 1:17 NIV - I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.